Cambridge Audio AZUR 540R MK1 (AV Receiver)

Cambridge Audio AZUR 540R MK1 (Black)

(AV Receiver)

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Last few to clear.

Having received rave reviews in the press, the Cambridge Audio Azur 540R is widely seen as the first model at its price to successfully combine realistic cinematic effects with excellent hi-fi sound quality.

With Cambridge's usual attention to detail, including the famed, anti-resonant casing, the 540R has a quality of componentry like no others in its class.

Boasting a plethora of connections and surround sound processors it will also delight home cinema enthusiasts! But don't just take our word for it!

Reproduced from What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, October 2004

"When we first heard about this machine our 'gasts' were totally flabbered. A 6.1 receiver with Dolby Digital Surround EX, DTS ES 6.1 with 80 watts RMS across each of its six channels for £250 That sounded like a better deal than Hernan Crespo's Chelsea contract (for Hernan), but that was then and this is now. Look right and you'll spy a Denon 6.1 receiver, with all the Azur 540R's features, and more, costing the same. However, the Azur range comes with a glowing reference - the 540 stereo amp and CD player both received our hallowed five stars, as did their 640A and 640C big brothers We had high hopes for this machine.And rightly so in fact, were it not for the latest competition, the 540R would have kept up the Azur five-star tradition. Yes, its casework is not a match for the Denon or Sony, and there's no space for Dolby Pro-Logic Iix, nor no mention of signal upconversion, but let's not get hung up with features and looks. Where it really counts - sound delivery - the Azur 540R scores very highly.
It's an exciting listen and is a great choice if you enjoy lots of gung-ho movie-watching. Effects bash out and this machine maintains the Azur range's reputation for firm lower frequencies and a good midrange. Yes, there is a touch of brightness when pushed, but that's not unusual at this price range. It does benefit from a decent warm-up, however, and leaving it switched on keeps that treble as pure as possible.
Effects-panning isn't quite up to its best rivals, though, and it doesn't have quite the accuracy or speed of the Sony. You still get bags of fun from soundtracks, but overall sonic placement is a touch inelegant. Nor is it spectacular with stereo tunes, but not many budget AV amps are. This is a great value for money receiver that, knowing Richer Sounds (its exclusive dealer), will be available in bargain bundles, making it an even better buy. Well worth its four stars."

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Last few to clear.

Having received rave reviews in the press, the Cambridge Audio Azur 540R is widely seen as the first model at its price to successfully combine realistic cinematic effects with excellent hi-fi sound quality.

With Cambridge's usual attention to detail, including the famed, anti-resonant casing, the 540R has a quality of componentry like no others in its class.

Boasting a plethora of connections and surround sound processors it will also delight home cinema enthusiasts! But don't just take our word for it!

Reproduced from What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, October 2004

"When we first heard about this machine our 'gasts' were totally flabbered. A 6.1 receiver with Dolby Digital Surround EX, DTS ES 6.1 with 80 watts RMS across each of its six channels for £250 That sounded like a better deal than Hernan Crespo's Chelsea contract (for Hernan), but that was then and this is now. Look right and you'll spy a Denon 6.1 receiver, with all the Azur 540R's features, and more, costing the same. However, the Azur range comes with a glowing reference - the 540 stereo amp and CD player both received our hallowed five stars, as did their 640A and 640C big brothers We had high hopes for this machine.And rightly so in fact, were it not for the latest competition, the 540R would have kept up the Azur five-star tradition. Yes, its casework is not a match for the Denon or Sony, and there's no space for Dolby Pro-Logic Iix, nor no mention of signal upconversion, but let's not get hung up with features and looks. Where it really counts - sound delivery - the Azur 540R scores very highly.
It's an exciting listen and is a great choice if you enjoy lots of gung-ho movie-watching. Effects bash out and this machine maintains the Azur range's reputation for firm lower frequencies and a good midrange. Yes, there is a touch of brightness when pushed, but that's not unusual at this price range. It does benefit from a decent warm-up, however, and leaving it switched on keeps that treble as pure as possible.
Effects-panning isn't quite up to its best rivals, though, and it doesn't have quite the accuracy or speed of the Sony. You still get bags of fun from soundtracks, but overall sonic placement is a touch inelegant. Nor is it spectacular with stereo tunes, but not many budget AV amps are. This is a great value for money receiver that, knowing Richer Sounds (its exclusive dealer), will be available in bargain bundles, making it an even better buy. Well worth its four stars."

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Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 53 x 18 x 44
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Black
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Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more